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  • Bull-fighting technique used to train horses

    A Buffalo woman is helping to popularize a different form of horse training. The technique of garrocha originated in the Spanish bull-fighting scene.

    Karen Weaver, originally from Voorheesville, New York, discovered the method of training while watching videos of the bullfighters herding bulls. She is one of a handful of American practitioners of the art.

    Garrocha is a Spanish word meaning “vaulting pole.” It is also a method of training horses.

  • Bennett hired as deputy

    Kevin Bennett is the newest addition to the LaRue County Sheriff’s office.

    He was hired as a deputy on Oct. 1.

    Bennett said his new job has “been a dream of [his]” since he was a child, but he only actively started pursuing it in the last seven or eight years.

    Bennett said being from the area gives him an advantage when it comes to knowing how to get places and people to talk to. He’s always had a desire to help people, and when the job came open, he felt like he should pursue his dream.

  • PHOTO: Lots of LaFollettes
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  • Benningfield inducted into Order of Omega

    Michelle Benningfield was inducted into Order of Omega on Nov. 3.

    The Order of Omega is an honor society for the top 3 percent of members of Greek organizations. Benningfield is a member of Sigma Alpha, a professional agriculture sorority.

    She is a junior at Western Kentucky University, majoring in animal science and pre-veterinary studies. 

  • Community News

    Georgetown

    By John R. Smith

    Joel Curle passed away last week in South Carolina. The visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home. The funeral will at 2 p.m. with burial at Buffalo Cemetery.

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  • ENGAGEMENT: Sarah Elmore and Jonathan Elmore

    Sarah Elmore and Jonathan Elmore, both of Elizabethtown, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    The bride to be is a 2007 graduate of Green County High School and 2013 graduate of Western Kentucky University. She is employed by the Department of Juvenile Justice in Elizabethtown

    She is the daughter of Martie and Carol Elmore of Greensburg.

    The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and is employed at Houchen's Industries in Munfordville.

  • COLUMN: Help for caregivers during the holidays

    Caregiving can be stressful, and these stresses can be exacerbated around the holidays as you are faced with added responsibilities and obligations.

    Whether this is your first holiday season as a caregiver or you have been providing care for years, you can do several things to make the holidays easier on you, the person you're caring for and your extended family and friends by following these recommendations:

  • Mac Mather celebrates 100th birthday with South Fork friends

    South Fork Baptist Church honored one of its longtime members Sunday as he celebrates his 100th birthday.

    Madison “Mac” Mather, the church’s oldest member and deacon emeritus, received dozens of cards and a cake comprised of more than 100 Krispy Kreme donuts.

    Pastor Jonathan Carl said the cake symbolized Mather’s love of sweets. A donation of 100 Gideon Bibles symbolized his dedication to church.

    Madison’s son, Ron Mather, a Hodgenville attorney, attended the Sunday service in honor of his father.